Risk Factors Associated With Spread of Peste Des Petits Ruminants in Turkana District, Kenya

This research established the risk factors associated with PPR spread in Turkana district. A total of 54 variables describing key sheep and goat husbandry and production process in the pastoral set up in Turkana community being the activities that facilitate exposure of sheep and goats to possible PPR infective herds or animals were laid out in a questionnaire. The risk assessment questionnaire was developed as a Likert scale based on summated rating scale format. Factor analysis resulted into 11 factors, a reduction from the 54 variables. These reduced factors were thus taken as risk factors associated with spread of PPR in Turkana.
Cette recherche a établi les facteurs de risque associés à la propagation de PPR dans le district de Turkana. Un total de 54 variables décrivant la gestion clé des moutons et des chèvres et le processus de production dans la pastorale mise en place dans la communauté de Turkana, étant les activités qui facilitent l’exposition des moutons et des chèvres à d’éventuels troupeaux ou des animaux infectés de PPR, ont été énoncées dans un questionnaire. Le questionnaire d’évaluation des risques a été développé comme une échelle de Likert basée sur le format d’échelle d’estimation sommée. L’analyse factorielle a abouti à 11 facteurs, une réduction à partir des 54 variables. Ces facteurs réduits ont donc été considérés comme des facteurs de risque associés à la propagation de la PPR au Turkana.
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Animal Health Management